August – A Moment Before the Eruption

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August – A Moment Before the Eruption

In an absurdist romp reminiscent of Nanni Moretti’s Dear Diary, Mograbi sets out to make a film about what it is he hates about August in Israel. After a series of false starts derided by his wife as morbid and uninspiring, the true theme of his project emerges: recording people’s reactions to his own artifice as filmmaker. Arab workers, wealthy Jewish suburbanites, soccer yobs, Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli policemen – no one escapes the dogged gaze of his camera, the acerbic righteousness of his wit. A curious, scathing satire of a society fuelled by hatred, intolerance and misunderstanding.

Festivals and Awards:

Berlin 2002 - Peace Prize; DocAviv Israel ‏2002; Visions du Reel, 2002; It's All True, Brazil 2002; Buenos Aires,  2002; Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York, 2002; Brisbane, 2002

Director: Avi Mograbi

Producer: Avi Mograbi, Serge Lalou

Cinematographer: Avi Mograbi, Eitan Harris

Editor: Avi Mograbi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications – Channel 8, Makor Foundation, CNC

Cast: Adi Ezroni, Tchelet Semel, Meital Dohan

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: (...אוגוסט (רגע לפני

In an absurdist romp reminiscent of Nanni Moretti’s Dear Diary, Mograbi sets out to make a film about what it is he hates about August in Israel. After a series of false starts derided by his wife as morbid and uninspiring, the true theme of his project emerges: recording people’s reactions to his own artifice as filmmaker. Arab workers, wealthy Jewish suburbanites, soccer yobs, Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli policemen – no one escapes the dogged gaze of his camera, the acerbic righteousness of his wit. A curious, scathing satire of a society fuelled by hatred, intolerance and misunderstanding.

Festivals and Awards:

Berlin 2002 - Peace Prize; DocAviv Israel ‏2002; Visions du Reel, 2002; It's All True, Brazil 2002; Buenos Aires,  2002; Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York, 2002; Brisbane, 2002

 

Director: Avi Mograbi

Producer: Avi Mograbi, Serge Lalou

Cinematographer: Avi Mograbi, Eitan Harris

Editor: Avi Mograbi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications – Channel 8, Makor Foundation, CNC

Cast: Adi Ezroni, Tchelet Semel, Meital Dohan

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: (...אוגוסט (רגע לפני

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